Monthly Archives: January 2011

Check, Please

By this I mean that I’m starting to feel “over” winter. Today’s actual temperature started out way below zero…BRRR! I think we recorded a daytime high of only one degree. This is why we Iowans are a hardy bunch. We have to be in order to survive these cold months.

Right about this time every year, my husband grumbles that we…

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Welcome Back

Hurray! The Alumni Records student staffers are back in full force this week after the holiday break. Dina and I are getting used to their new work schedules, as they settle into their new classes this semester.

It is exciting to have the campus alive with students again. And equally exciting to welcome back Tiffani, Abbey, Christin, and Adrienne to…

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A Little Trash Talk

How does this happen?

I was born and raised in Southern California. So was my friend Dave. We went to high school together in Southern California and reconnected years later on Facebook. But something has recently come between us. For some college sports godforsaken reason, he decided it was time to start some trash talk about the Hawkeyes. The Hawkeyes vs….

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A “Grand” Giveaway

Are there any students out there who could use a $1,000 scholarship for the next academic year? Are there any parents out there who would like a $1,000 scholarship for their son or daughter? Being a parent of three college grads, I would imagine parents may be even more interested than students since they are usually footing the bill. Parents,…

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Nile Kinnick unveiled as Big Ten Icon 7

Big Ten Icons, a program on the Big Ten Network, is counting down the top 50 student-athletes in conference history based solely on their collegiate careers. The network unveiled Big Ten Icon 7 as Iowa’s Nile Kinnick. Presented by Discover and hosted by Keith Jackson, Big Ten Icons airs IMMEDIATELY following the Iowa-Indiana men’s basketball game, at approximately 5 p.m….

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Olympic Greatness Headed for Iowa City?

Last week, we told you about Dan Gable’s appearance on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The episode—in which the Olympic champion surprised a Kentucky family with a love for wrestling, but no connection to Iowa—demonstrates the far-reaching impact of the Hawkeye wrestling program.

On Wednesday, U.S. Olympic Committee, USA Wrestling, and USA Weightlifting officials may bolster that legacy by making Iowa City…

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The Symbolic Old Capitol

I left work around 6 p.m. yesterday, and as I was walking to my car, I caught sight of the Old Capitol Museum’s dome. It stood out in a golden light against a bleak winter sky—a breathtaking sight. Standing for a moment in the cold winter evening and admiring the beauty of the dome, I was reminded that Old Capitol…

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Union Days

I’ll be reading the February issue of Iowa Alumni Magazine this weekend—in proof form, that is. Yes, we’re in the final stages of our first magazine of 2011. One of the fascinating features is Associate Editor Shelbi Thomas’s history of the Iowa Memorial Union, which has been a fixture on campus since 1925.

Like most UI students, I have plenty of…

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Honoring Dr. King

University offices will be closed Monday. Instead of going to work or school, members of the UI community are encouraged to participate in the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service. This year, the campus will focus on meeting the needs of the homeless and hungry in our area by collecting donations for the Shelter House and the Crisis…

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Free Tickets to UI Sporting Events

Do you have plans this Saturday? With temperatures in the 20s, I bet you’d no doubt love to fill your time with an exciting indoor activity. Why not take advantage of one of your University of Iowa Alumni Association (UIAA) membership benefits? All UIAA members receive one free ticket to select University of Iowa athletic events throughout the year. …

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